A wonderful film trailer on Human Milk Banking and Premature babies.
Blossom and Birth Classes
Gentle Childbirth Preparation Classes in South Jersey
The Blossom & Birth Gentle Birth Preparation Course is packed with lots of techniques and tools all designed so that you feel prepared and ready for a comfortable birth.
Would you like to give your baby the gift of a drug-free gentle beginning?
Blossom & Birth is a fun, relaxing natural childbirth education class that teaches you and your birthing companion the tools for a shorter more comfortable natural labor and birth.
~ Learn breathing techniques to use to optimize each contraction/surge.
~ Learn the secret to avoiding episiotimies.
~ Birth Companions will learn the best way to support their loved one.
~ Learn what you need to be prepared for your hospital experience & birth plan.
and so much more...See www.BlossomandBirth.com
to see our on-going class schedule in multiple South Jersey Locations. 856-465-2125.
Open House for Footprints In Time, Inc.
Footprints In Time, Inc. offers free holistic services designed to support, nurture, and comfort mothers who experience the tragic loss of a baby in any stage of pregnancy, birth and in the first few months of life, or any other mother needing our services due to other traumatic experiences.
With a holistic approach in providing mother-to-mother peer support, this positive path will encompass emotional, physical, social and spiritual support that will facilitate and promote individual coping and healing mechanisms that are inherent in all of us.
On October 8, 2010 there will be an open house for Footprints In Time, Inc.
Come visit us for information on upcoming peer support groups and volunteer programs from 10am - 2pm.
We will be at our home office at: 34 S. Delsea Dr. 2nd Fl. Glassboro, NJ 08028
For more information call: Dawn Richartz at 856-535-6997 or Rosalie Gladulich at 856-383-2338
The Magic Number by Nancy Mohrbacher
The “magic number.” This refers to the number of times each day a mother’s breasts need to be well drained of milk to keep her milk production stable. Due to differences in breast storage capacity, some mothers’ “magic number” may be as few as 4-5 or as many as 9-10. But when a mother’s total number of breast drainings (breastfeedings plus milk expressions) dips below her “magic number,” her milk production slows.
If you want to understand this wonderful concept developed by Nancy Morbacher more fully or any of her other great breastfeeding advice for moms working outside the home and all women go to her blog.
|A nice article to share with pregnant women from Mothering Magazine. If you or a friend are pregnant a subscription to Mothering would be a great present. They have wonderful information that you don't find in the Mainstream baby magazines that are supported by advertising from formula companies.
Avoiding the Cascade of Medical Interventions
In our culture, there has been a tendency to turn pregnancy and childbirth into a medical experience. One intervention can lead to another in a cascading sequence of questionable procedures, many made necessary only because of a previous intervention.
We are indeed lucky to live in a time when medical aids to labor and delivery exist, but medical interventions such as labor induction, pain relief, and cesareans—measures that have saved many lives—have been overused.
It can be helpful to get familiar with many of the tests and interventions associated with childbirth in order to know when they are warranted and when they should be avoided.
Read the Full Article and/or learn more about Mothering Magazine.